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 Infan’te (3 syl.).Infernal Column. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Infantry.
 
Foot soldiers. Said to be first applied to a body of men collected by the Infante or heir-apparent of Spain for the purpose of rescuing his father from the Moors. The success of the attempt rendered the corps popular. (Spanish, infanteria; Italian, fanteria; fante means a servant.)   1
 


 Infan’te (3 syl.).Infernal Column. 

 
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